Personality and Leadership Formation Program (P2KK) remained the mainstay of UMM in preparing university students before entering the real campus world. P2KK was initiated by rector of UMM, Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, MAP, as a platform for the students character formation long before the character education issues lively discussed in the society. "UMM students come from different origins and backgrounds, so the treatment is necessary in order to build a closer equivalent view of the personality and leadership," said Muhadjir.
All UMM new students are required to follow this program in turn. One period followed by about 250 students. During this program, students quarantined at UMM Rental Flat Housing I (Rusunawa I) and must follow the full 24 hour-day program for a week. During quarantine, the activities of a very dense in form of leadership training and Islamic personalities continually given. There are also practical materials such as sholat (prayer) and care of the death body. "This is not only training but also a means to contemplate the existence of death," Joko continued.
During P2KK, students are not allowed to bring mobile phones to train them of being away from their families. However, if there is an emergency purposes, family can still contact the number of the central committee. Students’ need related to eating, drinking, having rest and health are well taken to ensure that training is going well.
"Since 2004, P2KK has proven to be an excellent formation of personality and effective leadership," said Vice Rector III, Drs. Joko Widodo, MSI. One proof was that there were many students who had succeeded in changing their bad habits and they became more diligent in doing prayer, dared to lead and speak, and dared to write in the mass media. As the compensation for participating P2KK, new students are entitled to a certificate and it is converted to the score of subject Al-Islam dan Kemuhammadiyahaan I.
Beside P2KK, new students also get Internet training facilities and English language courses for three semesters. This program is equivalent to a diploma, so that graduates also obtained a diploma certificate. (nas/t_alf)